Frank De Boer becomes the first English Premiership coach to be fired with the fewest number of games, thus setting a new Premiership record while also breaking the 93 years first four goalless matches record.
The Dutchman who is being tipped to be replaced by Roy Hodgson, lost his position as the Head Coach of Crystal Palace just after 77 days incgarge with four games and four successive loses without scoring a single goal, the worst start of any top-flight club in 93 years. Recall that De Boar also lost his similar position at Inter Milan after 85 days.
De Boar was hired to replace Sam Allardyce in late June when he signed a three year contract, but has lasted less than three months in the job.
The Eagles have started their Premier League campaign with defeats to Huddersfield, Liverpool, Swansea and Burnley, conceding seven goals and scoring none.
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National Daily learnt of the sack from the official report released by Crystal Palace:
“Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer,” a statement read.
“We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the Club.
“A new manager will be appointed in due course and we wish Frank the very best of luck for the future.”
Uncertainty around the former Barcelona and Netherlands star’s future at Selhurst Park began in the wake of their loss to Swansea, but he was given a chance to turn things around against Burnley.
Despite creating several chances, Palace suffered a defeat after Chris Wood capitalised on a blunder from Chung-Yong Lee to score the only goal of the game after just three minutes.
After De Boer insisted his side should have won the game, which was backed up by opposing boss Sean Dyche, chairman Steve Parish took to Twitter and appeared to simultaneously support and condemn his appointment.